Icy roads wreak havoc
Kamloops Mounties were kept busy last night (Jan. 15) as freezing rain turned local streets into skating rinks.
The worst collision of the night took place on the Trans-Canada in Dallas just after 8 p.m., where 11 vehicles were involved in a pile-up.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said cops were tending to an initial multi-vehicle crash in the area when another one happened right before their eyes.
A parked fire truck, at the scene for the initial crash, was rear-ended by a Honda, which then spun out.
The Honda was then struck by a BC Transit bus, which was then struck by a semi truck.
Aird said the total damage is estimated at about $10,000, and no injuries were reported due to the low speeds of the vehicles.
Following the collision, the westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada were closed at Dallas. Aird said a city salt truck was even unable to pass through the area due to the slick road conditions.
Earlier in the night on Saturday, and ambulance lost control on icy roads downtown and left the road on Columbia Street at 13th Avenue, striking a cement barrier and injuring one of the paramedics inside.
Roads conditions have improved on Sunday, but police are still urging local drivers to be cautious.1